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: clarissa joins us from cairo. clarissa, this cease-fire was supposed to have been announced last night. i wonder, what role did egypt play here? >> reporter: well, egypt has brokered this entire agreement. government officials have been shuttling back and forth for more than a week between the hamas delegation here in cairo and the israeli delegation in cairo. and you heard secretary clinton thanking the egyptian government for its role because i think there's really a sense that they've struck a balance between appeasing their muslim brotherhood supporters who wanted to hear egypt take a tougher stance against israel whilst ensuring that the peace treaty between egypt and israel was never jeopardized. >> glor: clarissa ward, thank you. in israel, prime minister benjamin netanyahu made it clear he was acting on president obama's recommendation when he agreed to the cease-fire. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. allen, was netanyahu reluctant to sign the cease-fire? >> reporter: he probably was, but he also didn't have a lot of choice, really, because they didn't want to go to a land war
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